Financial Support

Bruce County offers a wide range of children's programs including assisted daycare and learning programs, plus community programs for adults, seniors and families. When financial assistance is required, this is where to start exploring the options. Our hope is that you discover a compassionate and sharing community like no other.

Financial Support

211 is a free, 24/7 hotline that helps people connect to community, social, health and government services in their communities. To support this work Community Connection/211 maintains a comprehensive database in partnership with the United Way of Bruce Grey, and the Counties of Bruce and Grey.
The Child Activity Assistance Program (CAAP) is a fund available for families with a gross income of less than $30,000.00 to assists families with the cost of activities. </p> </br> </h2>COVID-19 Announcement:</h2> </p> </br> </h4>Our offices are closed to the public. Programs and services are open virtually with most services related to Ontario Works being provided by phone, fax, and email. Some in person service appointments will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please call your nearest Bruce County office at the numbers below for any inquires or for more information. </p> </br> Walkerton: 519-881-0431</p> Kincardine: 519-396-2116</p> Port Elgin: 519-389-5580</p> Wiarton: 519-534-1286</h4>
Resources available to assist with pursuing child and/or spousal support. </p> </br> </h2>COVID-19 Announcement:</h2> </p> </br> </h4>Our offices are closed to the public. Programs and services are open virtually with most services related to Ontario Works being provided by phone, fax, and email. Some in person service appointments will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please call your nearest Bruce County office at the numbers below for any inquires or for more information.</p> </br> Walkerton: 519-881-0431</p> Kincardine: 519-396-2116</p> Port Elgin: 519-389-5580</p> Wiarton: 519-534-1286</h4>
Discretionary Benefits are provided to recipients of Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Plan who require financial assistance to purchase health related items. </p> </br> </h2>COVID-19 Announcement:</h2> </p> </br> </h4>Our offices are closed to the public. Programs and services are open virtually with most services related to Ontario Works being provided by phone, fax, and email. Some in person service appointments will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please call your nearest Bruce County office at the numbers below for any inquires or for more information.</p> </br> Walkerton: 519-881-0431</p> Kincardine: 519-396-2116</p> Port Elgin: 519-389-5580</p> Wiarton: 519-534-1286</h4>
The Income Support program is designed to assist Ontario families with financial assistance when faced with unemployment, being under employed or a health issue prevents employment. </p> </br> </h2>COVID-19 Announcement:</h2> </p> </br> </h4>Our offices are closed to the public. Programs and services are open virtually with most services related to Ontario Works being provided by phone, fax, and email. Some in person service appointments will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please call your nearest Bruce County office at the numbers below for any inquires or for more information. </p> </br> Walkerton: 519-881-0431</p> Kincardine: 519-396-2116</p> Port Elgin: 519-389-5580</p> Wiarton: 519-534-1286</h4>
The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) launched the Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP) in January 2016. This program provides an on-bill reduction for eligible customers. </p><br/> <h3>COVID-19 Announcement:</h3> </p> <h4> Our offices are now closed to the public. Programs and services will continue virtually with most services being provided by phone, fax, and email. Some service appointments will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please call the Bruce County Housing Services office at 519-396-3450 for any inquiries or for more information. </h4>
Beginning in January 2016, Bruce County became both the lead and intake agency for the Westario Power Low-Income Energy Assistance Program Emergency Financial Assistance (LEAP EFA). The Westario Power LEAP EFA is a grant program designed to help low-income customers who find themselves in need of assistance with arrears owed to Westario Power. </p><br/> <h3>COVID-19 Announcement:</h3> </p> <h4>Our offices are now closed to the public. Programs and services will continue virtually with most services being provided by phone, fax, and email. Some service appointments will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please call the Bruce County Housing Services office at 519-396-3450 for any inquiries or for more information. </h4>
Find eligibility requirements, contact information and other details about the Bruce County Rent Supplement Program. </p><br/> <h3>COVID-19 Announcement:</h3> </p> <h4> Our offices are now closed to the public. Programs and services will continue virtually with most services being provided by phone, fax, and email. Some service appointments will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please call the Bruce County Housing Services office at 519-396-3450 for any inquiries or for more information. </h4>
The Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (CHPI) aims to prevent, address and reduce homelessness by improving access to adequate, suitable and affordable housing that is linked to flexible support services based on peoples’ needs. </p><br/> <h3>COVID-19 Announcement:</h3> </p> <h4>Our offices are now closed to the public. Programs and services will continue virtually with most services being provided by phone, fax, and email. Some service appointments will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please call the Bruce County Housing Services office at 1-800-265-3005 for any inquiries or for more information. </h4>
Child Care Fee Subsidy provides financial assistance to eligible families for children in their care attending a Licensed Child Care Program or an Approved Bruce County Home Child Care Provider. </p><br/> <h3>COVID-19 Announcement:</h3> </p> <h4> Please note that our offices are closed to the public, however, Child Care Caseworkers are available to assist families by phone and email. Please feel free to contact us at 518-881-0431, toll free at 1-800-265-3005, or by email at childcare@brucecounty.on.ca for information and support.<h4>
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Location:  Walkerton Administration Centre Tel:  519-881-1291

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